All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
This week’s unitasker and suggestion for an alternative were sent in to us by reader Tammy, and my initial thoughts were: “but Tammy, you could use the bowl for something else, like pasta!” Which, let’s be honest, you probably could use the bowl for something other than watermelon if you were willing to take the risk of getting stabbed by its pointy edge. However, since the bowl is painted like a watermelon and is called a Watermelon Serving Bowl, my guess is that most people buying this bowl are only getting it out of the cupboard a few times a year (or decade) just to serve watermelon in it.
The reason I went ahead and chose this (potential) multi-tasker as our unitasker selection, though, is because of its awesome product description. In the product description it details the perfect alternative that won’t cost you $30 and doesn’t take up any space in your home to store. From Pier 1’s website:
This hand-painted earthenware bowl works on the same principle as a real watermelon bowl except it doesn’t ever expire.
Maybe I’m alone on this, but the product description made me laugh aloud. In my opinion, a watermelon rind expiring is a convincing reason NOT to buy the bowl. There is no need to store a watermelon rind in your kitchen after you use it and no need to spend time and water cleaning it afterward and you can throw it into a compost pile instead of a landfill and since it comes with the watermelon you’re serving, you don’t even have to pay for it! You probably don’t even need a recipe or instructions for how to make a serving bowl out of watermelon rind, but MyRecipes has a nice image so I’ll link to it:
Thanks, Tammy, for sending in this item and reminding me that solving problems that aren’t really problems often can lead to unnecessary clutter.